Part No: PPS443Issued year: 2017File size: 2.31mbFile type: pdf
Analysis of drug panels in urine samples can be challenging, and the trend towards larger panels including multiple drug classes compounds the issues faced during method development.
This white paper examines a number of aspects of sample preparation, and their impact on the success of subsequent LC-MS/MS analysis of broad urine panels.
Section 1 examines the applicability of various sample preparation techniques: supported liquid extraction, reverse phase SPE and mixed-mode SPE, to the various classes of drugs extracted. In addition, hydrolysis approaches: enzyme type and protocol used (time, temperature), are compared.
Mixed-mode reverse phase/cation exchange SPE is widely used for extraction of basic drug classes from urine, but the inclusion of drugs and metabolites that exhibit ‘non-typical’ functionality within urine panels can be problematic. Section 2 examines the impact of various parameters (interference wash strength, elution solvent composition) on analyte retention, elution and extract cleanliness with particular focus on zwitterionic (gabapentin, pregabalin) and non-ionic (carisoprodol, meprobamate) drugs.
Part No: AN828Issued year: 2014File size: 1.48mbFile type: pdf
This application note describes the extraction of the 'date rape' drug GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid) from urine using supported liquid extraction and subsequent analysis by GC/MS.
Both 96-well plate and column formats are included, and demonstrate good analyte recovery and reproducibility, at levels appropriate for determining illicit use of GHB.
Part No: P133Issued year: 2015File size: 0.51mbFile type: pdf
This poster demonstrates a simple supported liquid extraction procedure for the extraction of propofol from whole blood suitable for GC-MS analysis.
In addition, phospholipid profiles in the extracts were investigated using LC-MS/MS, and showed no breakthrough of these blood components, suggesting the procedure is appropriate for use with LC-MS/MS based analytical procedures.